Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Oct 11, 2018    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, September 29, 2018
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         117,905    2,239    468,843    7,870     2,855       -       181 
Tuesday        119,015    2,449    470,209    8,319     1,771       -       160 
Wednesday      119,284    2,461    472,468    6,604     1,086       -       247 
Thursday       120,737    1,840    469,896    8,246     2,022       -       131 
Friday         120,540    2,765    453,559    6,514     1,503       -       131 
Saturday        50,427       82    223,575      661        53       -        13 
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Total          647,908   11,836  2,558,550   38,214     9,290       -       863 
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%Steers        49.9    %Barrows & gilts      97.3    %Lambs & yearlings  94.6
%Heifers       30.1    %Sows                  2.3    %Mature sheep        5.4
%Cows          18.3    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.7                                                            
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-  Represents zero.                                                             
1/ Bison are not covered under the Meat Inspection Act, and therefore do not   
   require inspection.  Numbers refer to the amount killed in Federally  
   Inspected Plants, and are not necessarily inspected.                         
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              Meat Production, Live Weight and Dressed Weight - U.S.          
                      Week Ending  Saturday, September 29, 2018
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     537.5     Cattle                 1,366           831   
                                   Steers                                 900   
                                   Heifers                                830   
                                   Cows                                   638   
                                   Bulls                                  886   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.5     Calves                   215           126   
                                                                                
Pork                     535.7     Hogs                     281           209   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      207   
                                   Sows                                   303   
                                   Boars                                  187   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            2.6     Sheep                    137            69   
                                   Mature sheep                            69   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     69   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,077.3                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, September 29, 2018
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      647,908                   
                            Steers      323,528         49.9      
                           Heifers      195,092         30.1      
                        Dairy cows       60,606          9.4      
                        Other cows       57,901          8.9      
                             Bulls       10,781          1.7      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       11,836                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,558,550                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,489,891         97.3      
                              Sows       60,102          2.3      
                             Boars        8,557          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       38,214                   
                      Mature sheep        2,053          5.4      
               Lambs and yearlings       36,161         94.6      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, September 29, 2018
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                                  Number of head slaughtered                    
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 Day                            Steers & heifers                  Dairy & other 
  of                                 as % of       Dairy   Other     as % of    
 week          Steers  Heifers       cattle        cows    cows       cattle    
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Monday         58,584   36,112        80.3         9,462  11,666       17.9     
Tuesday        59,764   34,230        79.0        11,875  11,025       19.2     
Wednesday      58,097   35,472        78.4        12,269  11,504       19.9     
Thursday       61,095   35,944        80.4        11,253  10,505       18.0     
Friday         60,810   36,053        80.4        12,159   9,644       18.1     
Saturday       25,178   17,281        84.2         3,588   3,557       14.2     
                                                                                
Total         323,528  195,092        80.0        60,606  57,901       18.3     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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